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Logistics partner for your business

One of the key challenges when choosing a logistics partner is to know which company will perform best in times of crisis, something that can only really be tested when the pressure is on. Because logistics is so susceptible to outside influences such as adverse weather conditions, advanced planning between both parties is essential. Questions […]

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INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONE (IDZ)

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONE (IDZ) South Africa’s broad economic policy includes schemes designed to encourage and promote international competitiveness in the country’s manufacturing sector. This is set out in government’s Economic Programme of Action, where Industrial Development Zones (IDZs) are created in order to encourage increased levels of foreign direct investment in the economy. This will […]

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SADC rules of origin

SADC rules of origin

SADC Rules of Origin: These are the cornerstone of the SADC intra regional trade and serve to prevent non-SADC goods from benefiting from the preferential tariff treatment offered under the trade regime. It is therefore important for traders to fully understand the provisions of the rules if they are to benefit from trading under SADC. Customs […]

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Items not allowed in Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe’s introduction of strict import controls led to a blockade and protests at the Beitbridge border post on Friday and travellers are still being advised to exercise caution if planning a visit to the area for work or leisure. Planned protests are expected on Wednesday, 6th July 2016. Goods in transit to countries […]

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PROHIBITED, RESTRICTED AND COUNTERFEIT GOODS

Many importers and exporters struggle to differentiate between prohibited & restricted goods. It’s crucially important that you understand what these categories mean and represent, if you are into import & export. If in double please contact SARS or MM Cargo Services or your clearing agent. The main difference between prohibitions and restrictions is that – […]

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